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From Where You Dream

From Where You Dream

(2005)
The Process Of Writing Fiction
A non fiction book by

 
Robert Olen Butler, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, has been praised as the best living American writer. During his prestigious career, he has taught graduate fiction at Florida State University-his version of literary boot camp. Now Janet Burroway, author of the classic text Writing Fiction introduces her edited transcripts of Butler's thought-provoking lectures.

From Where You Dream re-imagines the process of writing as emotional rather than intellectual, and tells writers how to achieve the dream space necessary for composing honest, inspired fiction. Proposing that fiction is the exploration of the human condition with yearning as its compass, Butler reinterprets the traditional tools of the craft using the dynamics of desire. He offers invaluable insights into the nature of voice and shows how to experience fiction as a sensual, cinematic series of takes and scenes. Offering a direct view into the mind and craft of a literary master, From Where You Dream is an invaluable tool for the novice and experienced writer alike.

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Hardback Editions

March 2005 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: From Where You Dream: The Process of Writing Fiction
Author(s): Robert Olen Butler
ISBN: 0-8021-1795-3 / 978-0-8021-1795-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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Paperback Editions

January 2006 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: From Where You Dream: The Process of Writing Fiction
Author(s): Robert Olen Butler
ISBN: 0-8021-4257-5 / 978-0-8021-4257-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: From Where You Dream: The Process of Writing Fiction
Author(s): Robert Olen Butler
Publisher: Grove Press
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